Wednesday Jul 08, 2020. 10:56
Midfielder George Maluleka has wished Kaizer Chiefs well following his departure from the club last week to join rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.
Maluleka’s contract with Chiefs lapsed at the end of June and he will play no further part for the Amakhosi if and when they are able to complete the 2019-20 season – which currently remains suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 31-year-old joined the Soweto giants in January 2014 and has been a key part of the team ever since. He was especially influential this term in helping Chiefs rise to the top of the league standings and put themselves in a great position to win the league for the first time in five years.
“To the chairman [Kaizer Motaung], staff members and faithful Kaizer Chiefs fans, it’s a constant surprise of just how far a road we have travelled together. The continued love, commitment and support you’ve shown can never be forgotten,” Maluleka wrote on his Instagram account.
“The road that I have travelled with Kaizer Chiefs could not have been done without your continued support.
“Thanks for always getting excited about the games we played as a team, despite it not always ending well. Your support expressed on social media and other platforms, also in real life and in real-time, will always be appreciated.”
He added, “Endings are never easy but I celebrate it knowing that it precedes new beginnings. As I enter a new season, I remember the powerful words of Martin Luther King JR, ‘Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step’.
“You will all continue to hold a special place in my heart, both now and for years to come. And as I take my first step into the new season, I look forward to the new challenges that lie ahead in Mamelodi Sundowns.”